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General news on the Resale Right

The Resale Right gains new recognition within WIPO

On Friday 13 May, within the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 32nd plenary session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights the subject of the Resale Right was addressed. The delegation of Senegal has submitted a proposition of analyzing and debating the academic study encouraging the universal adoption of the visual artist’s resale right, prepared by Melbourne University Professor… Read more →

3 arguments for the world-wide introduction of the Resale Right

The study (available in English, or English with Parallel French and Spanish) conducted by Sam Ricketson, Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School and Barrister, Victoria entitled “Proposed international treaty on RRR for visual artists” and published in 2015, focuses on the arguments in favor of the adoption of a new treaty on the Resale Right (Resale Royalty Right or RRR) and to… Read more →

Japan: steps forward for adoption of the Resale Right

Last week, The International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC) together with the Japanese Society for Protecting Artists Rights (JASPAR) have met with the Commissioner of the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-Cho) within the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Tokyo. Co-hosted under the Research Centre for the Legal System of Intellectual Property  (RCLIP) of… Read more →

10 Years Celebration of the Artist’s Resale Right in the UK

To celebrate the impact the Artist’s Resale Right has had on the British artists over the past 10 years, the British Collecting Society DACS has published a white paper focusing on its importance in providing financial stability for artists, as well as safeguarding cultural heritage. Nonetheless, there are numerous recent developments that may prove to be a hindrance in the proper… Read more →

The Resale Right remains a topic of discussion at WIPO

Within its latest Standing Committe on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has received multiple statements of support from both CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) as well as many countries across the globe. The delegates of Senegal and Congo have also formally submitted a proposal to include the Artists’ Resale Right… Read more →